- Published: 21 November 2017 21 November 2017
Thanksgiving has always been a time for family. Growing up, we would travel to Long Island to celebrate with Mom's side of the family. When I married Brad, Thanksgiving was celebrated together – my family and his coming together because everyone enjoyed each other's company. What a blessing that was in and of itself. With Steve, it was a big gathering at a local restaurant with the entire Gingrich clan. Then the losses began. First his uncle. Then his mother. This year, we will celebrate without his brother.
Yet Thanksgiving is still a time to celebrate. Even with the losses, there is an energy of appreciation that is palpable at this time of year.
And it gets me noodling...
Sometimes your plate is so full, it overflows.
Sometimes you take just a small portion.
But still, the job is the same: To express appreciation....to give thanks....Thanksgiving.
You get the chance, the excuse, the opportunity, every year, right about this time, to express appreciation. To find ways to appreciate. To make the choice to appreciate.
Because, in truth, there is always something you can choose to shower with appreciation. No matter what.
Sometimes, expressing appreciation is easy. You are exploding with joy, feeling your abundance and so aware of the privilege in which you live.
You may have to reach for it, or it may just flow right out of you – either way, expressing appreciation provides the same benefits. It always enhances, always elevates, and most assuredly always connect you to your divinity.
So, as you take the time to gather with family, friends, or even if you are alone, this is the time of year to take stock and revel in all the good – and no matter what – you have good to appreciate. No matter how large or small, huge or trivial, the fact that you are reading this blog and taking breaths, you have something to appreciate.
Call to Action
My mentor's request is to take some quiet time with your journal and ask yourself:
What am I appreciating in my life right now?
What would I like to attract as I move through this Holiday Season?
What excites me as I ready myself for 2018?
As always, I would love to hear what this exercise holds for you so feel free to email me with your discoveries.
Until next time....